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New Approach to Evaluate Fish Stock Productivity under Changing Climate Conditions

Scientists see an overall decline in Pacific cod and pollock productivity…
December 14, 2021 - Feature Story ,
fishing boats, dutch harbor, Alaska and fog

On the Water: A Look at Life as an Observer

Fisheries observers play a vital role in gathering the data needed to…
October 13, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Boats in a harbor at sunrise Harbor at sunrise. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Lee Benaka

Four Endangered North Pacific Right Whales Spotted in the Gulf of Alaska

Biologists were able to collect valuable data on these rare animals during…
September 09, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Tail of one north Pacific right whale shown as it dives next to second whale with head above water.

Discovering Deep-Sea Sponges in Alaska

Hundreds of species have yet to be described in the ecosystems that…
September 02, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Underwater photo of a pink fish hiding inside a conical yellow sponge. A pregnant sharpchin rockfish shelters within a sponge on the seafloor off Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Low-Fat Diet Possible Culprit in Poor Survival of Young Pollock Born 2013

A case study of Alaska pollock born in 2013 provides valuable insight on…
July 20, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Infographic showing that pollock that eat low quality prey build insufficient energy reserves to survive winter, while pollock who consume high quality prey do build sufficient energy reserves for winter.

Fish Out of Water: How Capture Affects Sablefish Health, Reflexes, and Survival

New insight on mortality of sablefish returned to sea will inform…
July 13, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of a group of young sablefish swimming above a gravel sea floor. Young sablefish. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.